Oh I see.. I just looked it's in Alaska. :) We have LOTS of stores around my area (MD), and some of them even fine with you taking saddle home and try, say, on trail.
Have you tried flex-tree? There are different opinions about it and I personally don't believe it fits EVERY horse, but everyone I know never had bad experience with it and it fits wider range of horses. I do use semi-qh saddle (wintec) on my qh, but thinking about buying flex-tree abetta to see whether it'll be better fit for my 2nd horse paint, which is more narrow than my qh.
We had discussion on local forum about western saddles people are using (and liking :) ), and it ended up being Wintec, Abetta, and Circle Y. I also tried Blue Ridge and that was bad experience (slipped off all the time).